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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kyser

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

Y is for young, the years never show!

S is for select, as few are chosen.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

R is for rewards, from your hard work

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kyser

Kay Kyser was a big band, swing music, and jazz vocalist and bandleader. He was most active from 1926 to 1950. Kay was given the name James Kern Kyser on June 18th, 1905 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S. He died on July 23rd, 1985.


Michale Kyser is a basketball player for the Raptors 905 in the NBA Development League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Michale was born on November 26th, 1991 in Victoria, Texas.


John Schenebly Kyser was a president, northwestern state university;, geographer;historian, northwestern state university, geographer, and historian. John was born on September 8th, 1900 in El Paso, Illinois. He breathed his last breath on July 14th, 1975.


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Popularity of Kyser as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kyser U.S.
  White 77.19% 64.26%
  African American 17.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kyser

People with the last name Kyser are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kyser

  • How Popular is the name Kyser? Kyser is the 26,030th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kyser was the 10,499th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kyser have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 213 babies born with the first name Kyser in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kyser to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kyser? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kyser first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kyser is Sunday, March 16th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Kyser born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kyser was in 2016 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Kyser Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kyser is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Kyser: Your name in reverse order is Resyk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Srkye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kyser? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,056 people with the last name Kyser.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kyser? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Kyser as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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